Can I retire at age 65 with 991,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $991,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$81,836$81,107$80,396$79,702$79,024$77,939
2 years$40,513$39,758$39,027$38,318$37,630$36,540
3 years$26,740$25,982$25,253$24,551$23,874$22,811
4 years$19,855$19,100$18,378$17,687$17,027$16,000
5 years$15,725$14,975$14,262$13,586$12,944$11,956
6 years$12,973$12,228$11,526$10,865$10,242$9,294
7 years$11,008$10,269$9,578$8,932$8,330$7,422
8 years$9,535$8,802$8,123$7,493$6,910$6,043
9 years$8,389$7,664$6,996$6,382$5,819$4,992
10 years$7,474$6,755$6,099$5,502$4,958$4,170
11 years$6,725$6,014$5,370$4,788$4,264$3,515
12 years$6,102$5,398$4,766$4,200$3,695$2,983
13 years$5,575$4,878$4,258$3,708$3,222$2,547
14 years$5,123$4,434$3,826$3,291$2,825$2,185
15 years$4,732$4,051$3,454$2,935$2,487$1,882
16 years$4,391$3,716$3,132$2,628$2,198$1,626
17 years$4,089$3,423$2,850$2,362$1,949$1,410
18 years$3,822$3,163$2,601$2,128$1,733$1,225
19 years$3,583$2,931$2,381$1,923$1,545$1,066
20 years$3,368$2,724$2,186$1,742$1,380$930
21 years$3,174$2,537$2,010$1,581$1,235$812
22 years$2,998$2,368$1,853$1,437$1,107$710
23 years$2,837$2,215$1,711$1,309$993$622
24 years$2,690$2,075$1,582$1,194$893$545
25 years$2,555$1,948$1,465$1,090$804$478
26 years$2,430$1,830$1,359$997$724$420
27 years$2,315$1,723$1,262$912$653$369
28 years$2,209$1,623$1,173$836$589$324
29 years$2,110$1,531$1,092$767$532$285
30 years$2,017$1,446$1,017$704$480$251
31 years$1,931$1,367$948$646$434$221
32 years$1,850$1,294$885$594$393$194
33 years$1,775$1,225$826$546$356$171
34 years$1,704$1,161$772$502$322$151
35 years$1,637$1,101$721$463$292$133
36 years$1,574$1,045$675$426$264$117
37 years$1,515$993$632$392$239$103
38 years$1,458$943$592$362$217$91
39 years$1,405$897$554$334$197$80
40 years$1,355$854$519$308$179$71
41 years$1,307$812$487$284$162$62
42 years$1,262$774$457$262$147$55
43 years$1,219$737$429$242$133$49
44 years$1,177$703$402$223$121$43
45 years$1,138$670$378$206$110$38
46 years$1,101$639$355$190$100$33
47 years$1,065$610$333$176$91$29
48 years$1,031$582$313$163$82$26
49 years$999$556$295$150$75$23
50 years$968$531$277$139$68$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $991,000, adding $5,008 every year, while hoping to spend $48,110 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 45/25/30 Blend
64$991,000$991,000$991,000$991,000
65$1,097,248$1,044,725$1,029,364$1,136,906
66$1,157,978$1,044,728$1,012,659$1,165,687
67$1,223,291$1,043,118$993,782$1,191,911
68$1,293,602$1,039,767$972,610$1,219,448
69$1,369,370$1,034,535$949,012$1,248,450
70$1,451,096$1,027,278$922,854$1,279,085
71$1,539,333$1,017,839$893,995$1,311,543
72$1,634,687$1,006,055$862,286$1,346,036
73$1,737,824$991,752$827,572$1,382,800
74$1,849,479$974,744$789,692$1,422,102
75$1,970,456$954,837$748,477$1,464,235
76$2,101,640$931,822$703,749$1,509,532
77$2,244,007$905,481$655,324$1,558,359
78$2,398,628$875,581$603,009$1,611,129
79$2,566,680$841,876$546,602$1,668,297
80$2,749,460$804,107$485,892$1,730,374
81$2,948,394$761,998$420,659$1,797,927
82$3,165,053$715,258$350,673$1,871,587
83$3,401,162$663,579$275,695$1,952,054
84$3,658,622$606,637$195,472$2,040,108
85$3,939,526$544,086$109,744$2,136,617
86$4,246,175$475,563$18,238$2,242,541
87$4,581,103$400,685$0$2,358,948
88$4,947,102$319,045$0$2,512,444
89$5,347,243$230,214$0$2,686,807
90$5,784,907$133,740$0$2,877,748
91$6,263,819$29,144$0$3,086,989
92$6,788,078$0$0$3,316,430
93$7,362,201$0$0$3,591,300
94$7,991,158$0$0$3,901,322
95$8,680,427$0$0$4,241,193
96$9,436,038$0$0$4,613,903
97$10,264,633$0$0$5,022,742
98$11,173,527$0$0$5,471,336
99$12,170,778$0$0$5,963,680
100$13,265,261$0$0$6,504,173